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Darwin Nunez ‘misses Uruguay game’ for Liverpool move as Sadio Mane deal ‘very likely’

With the transfer window open and in full swing, it’s all about Liverpool and his move for Benfica striker Darwin Nunez.

The striker has been linked with a move to Manchester United but is said to have made it clear to his club that he only wants Liverpool so he can play in the Champions League under Jurgen Klopp’s management.

Sadio Mane is on the verge of a Liverpool exit as Bayern Munich have already turned down two offers for the Senegalese star from the Reds. Here are the latest transfer rumors from around the world.

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Who?

Darwin Nunez.

Where?

Diego Jokas – Uruguayan journalist.

What?

According to the report, Nunez will not play for Uruguay against Panama tonight – to allow him to fly to England to complete a move from Benfica to Liverpool.

The ECHO understand a fee is yet to be agreed between the two clubs, but Liverpool are hoping to secure a deal for a player who has emerged as their top summer target.

The Reds will not do anything at all costs and have Benfica’s asking price of a flat €100m (85.5m fixed fee with €20m (£17.1m) in add-ons.

Liverpool’s move to Nunez is understood to be linked to Mane’s future. The Reds are keen to buy the 22-year-old as a replacement for Mane and are reluctant to go ahead until they receive guarantees on the Senegalese star’s transfer.

Who?

sadio mane

Where?

Sky Sports Germany.

What?

Bayern Munich have spoken to Mane and manager Julian Nagelsmann had a positive phone call with the striker, according to new reports. Mane apparently made it clear that he only wants to switch to Bayern in the summer.

That’s what Sky reporter Florian Plettenberg says, who gave an update on Twitter last night: “Bayern spoke to him and he had a positive phone call with Nagelsmann. Mané has made it clear that he wants to #FCBayern! Bayern were impressed that Mané did it. “No airs and graces.” He made it clear that he would do his best in every position.

“He should become a massive leader in the team. Bosses hope that players like Coman and Sané can rise to another level alongside him. Negotiations are positive and ongoing. An agreement is very likely.”

Liverpool are believed to want the Mane deal to be finalized with Bayern before enforcing a move for Nunez from Benfica.

Who?

Gavi.

Where?

La Porteria.

What?

According to reports from Spain, Liverpool are willing to pay Barcelona youngster Gavi £148,000-a-week and are willing to pay the youngster’s £42.7m release clause.

Gavi and Barcelona are yet to agree on a new contract for the talented Spanish midfielder and Liverpool may be looking to capitalize on that.

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